Finding The Charm In Bogota
July 3, 2011, Bogota, Colombia: Bogota is a big, flat city of urban sprawl that boasts an impressive Spanish colonial old town.
Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,
A couple of months ago, friends in Panama City told us about their recent visit to Bogota. You've got to go see it, they told us, your next trip to Colombia. It's worth the trip, they assured us.
Driving the 45 minutes from the airport to our hotel the night we arrived, I wondered. We must be passing through the not worthwhile part of the city, I told myself. Block after block after block of low-rise near-tenement buildings covered with graffiti, trash floating around the streets and the sidewalks, everything dark and dreary.